Compact, Submicrosecond Discharge Pulsed Power Capacitors

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Air Force
Contract: FA9451-10-C-0011
Agency Tracking Number: F083-007-2347
Amount: $745,543.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2010
Solicitation Year: 2008
Solicitation Topic Code: AF083-007
Solicitation Number: 2008.3
Small Business Information
2820 East College Avenue, State College, PA, -
DUNS: 782683007
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Seongtae Kwon
 Senior Scientist
 (814) 238-7485
Business Contact
 Wesley Hackenberger
Title: President
Phone: (814) 238-7485
Research Institution
TRS Technologies, Inc. proposes to develop ceramic capacitors as discharge pulse power capacitors for high-power microwave (HPM) systems. In the phase I program TRS demonstrated that high breakdown strength can be achieved in multilayer ceramic capacitors by controlling microstructure. Antiferroelectric ceramic capacitor with 17 active layers developed on Phase I exhibited electric field as high as 640kV/cm. It was also observed that series design enables application voltage greater than 15000V. In this Phase II program we propose to further modify the process to find the optimum properties for pulse power application and research on scale up of the process for larger size and high volume prototype multilayer production. BENEFIT: The proposed program will enable development of high energy density multilayer capacitors with high application voltage and high energy density for use in pulse power application. Successful development and commercialization of these capacitors will, in turn, enable development of compact, light weight pulsed power supplies for a wide range of applications including military directed energy systems based on aircraft, ships, and ground vehicles.

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